Wolfram reportedly said Metro, the world's fifth largest retailer, found that using RFID-tagged pallets for inventory tracking brought a "significant reduction of shipping mistakes and resulting compensation claims," in addition to a 15 percent cut in truck unload time and halving the time it takes to verify proper item delivery. Metro, using products from Checkpoint, is about to experiment with using item-level RFID tags as the sole method of theft deterrence in stores.
Hot-For-RFID Metro Group Exec Cites 54 Percent Tagged Sales Lift
Using RFID to coordinate sales floor promotional displays with ad campaigns has yielded a 54 percent increase in sales at Germany’s $68 billion Metro Group. The sales increase figure was one of several pro-RFID numbers mentioned in an October 27 speech by Metro's IT office chief, Gerd Wolfram, according to RFID Journal.